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Help Request Answers
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Evap VIN: 1GNDU03E4Y
Hello everyone, This customer wanted to have this smog preinspection done last week and after it wouldn't pass he came by the shop to have the vehicle scanned to find out what codes are on the vehicle; found the following codes: 1 - P0300 - Engine misfire det...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L Tcc VIN: 1GCJK33U04
My most sincere thanks to any who make it to the end of this. This truck is part of our fleet for picking up donations of food as well as trailering donated vehicles. For the last 2 years this thing has had soft apply from the TCC. The rest of the transmission...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LT 6.6L No Start
Ok my own personal truck here. Figures it's Friday after work, getting ready to go home, trailer loaded and hooked up. Started vehicle no problem, went about 30ft and it just quit,just like I through the light switch off. Cranks over no problem, checked coolan...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1C4GP64LXX
This mini-van came in with a complaint of the battery draining overnight. The owner noted that the gauges, on one occasion, went "hay-wire" for a brief moment. The van runs fine, with no codes. To jump right to the chase, my question is: Can someone please d...
1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GKFK16K6R
engine will run with miniumum backfire with timing advanced [...] distributor is new coil is new injector is new also ecm was supplemented didnt help. didnt seem too improve when fuel was added thank you
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28563
I have a customer who wants me to install a used computer in his 2003 Element. I recently purchased the Honda MVCI and I told him I would try to install it. I can't find any information telling me how to rewrite the VIN in the ECM. Vehicle will not start and t...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC12554
Hello IATN, I have a 2004 Kia Rio with a surging idle. This car has been an issue for a while now with running rough and throwing O2S codes. The customer brought it back to us earlier in the week and couldn't drive over 20MPH. Brought the car in and scaned it ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS circuit A range/performance problem), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P1166 (O2S B1 control adaption)
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L dash power VIN: 1GHDT13W2V
truck drove in and customer sead if he shots it off it may not start.when you tyr to start it will crank over fine but not start.when you turn on key and wait till you hear a click the dash lights all come on and then it will start.shut if off and it will not ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2NW12E11
This Grand Am is a hair puller,, it runs fine until you let up slightly on the accelerator at about 65 MPH then it rapidly surges, get back on the accelerator it is OK, will do it on cruise if you go down a hill. with your foot on te accelerator or all the way...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L All Electrical VIN: WP0AA094XH
Hello All -Customer Observation: Had to pull over for smoke bellowing out from under hood- electrical smoke from battery area and fuse box area. removed battery cables and smoked stopped. -I hooked up the battery, installed back the DME relay that was pulled...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L Unknown VIN: 5GZCZ23DX2
Hi everybody. Vehicle was working fine and owner don't felt slipping in clutch and vehicle was park at the lot for grocerry, then this problem occur . This vue was tow from other shop with complaint can't move forward or reverse gear, you can shift into gear b...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U27
Hello everyone Currently i have Prius with MIL on code P0011 I'm trying to reset and come back on within one week. so far we test 1. manually activate OCV , RPM just drop a little, at least we know VVT controller is working but how low is good? 50 maybe 100 rp... Trouble codes: P0011
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Manifold VIN: WVWJK73C67
Hello iATN members, Please bear with me on this post, I am trying to help my neighbor with his daughters car. I am a transmission rebuilder and not familiar with this vehicle. This Volkswagon seems to have two problems, the first was a defective crankcase ven...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Misfire
After replacing the ignition module, ecm, and #3 injector, I guess it can be safely said this caddy has a #3 cylinder engine problem. It passed the basic cranking compression test and because of the way the motor is set up, its impossible to do a running com... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Radiator Cooling Fan VIN: 1G1JC524XW
There were many different opinions about why the cooling fan stays on at idle. The most popular one was this is the way the cooling fan works. The car is built and programmed so that the cooling fan, after coming on at idle stays on. Once the car is in motion ...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G1ZS52FX4
I want to thank everyone for the replies. I took Tom's advive and removed the PC wire and while that didn't bring my slip speed to zero it did cut it half and the the code didn't reset until you got the trans. hot and then the slip speed would increase but not...
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK55F77
A few things where very helpful, foremost was the mention of the valve train issues this motor commonly suffers from. So a leakage test on the cylinders was redone, BUT this time on a cold engine, #2 cylinder leaked badly. We put a new head on the car and is a... Trouble codes: P0300.
1995 Dodge Viper 8.0L No Start VIN: 1B3CR65E2S
The fix was easy, we just had to ground pin 8 on the remote entry reciever and the security system was dis armed, we then programed a key fob and all was good. Thanks again
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Starting VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Hi Guy's Some how the help request didn't got closed weeks ago!!The issue I had was how to get the skim and the ecm talking to each other! I re-flashed the ecm. After that I had a no start condition, because the ecm lost it's memory. All the info was tellin...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
thanks for all the help i smoked the intake only leak found was imrc shaft seals leaking , it already has latest programing and updated valve cover suggested to cust intake should be replaced since seals are not sold sepera... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTSW21P75
First, a great thanks to all who replied! Of 19 replies, 13 pushed egr coolers, 4 pushed injectors (thank God no!), 1 pushed a FICM, and 1 the turbo. Brian was dead on in removing the exhaust downpipe to check it internally for oil residue. Bingo! I had al...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L pressures low VIN: 1HGCG5653X
Ok, so when I got back to work on Thursday, I asked my tech if he had time to mess with this car, to which he replied that ever since he drove it home last Saturday it's been blowing cold. Cold cold, like have-to-turn-the-ac-off-cold. Dunno if it was an oil bl...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES26705
Gary and Richard, you guys are top notch Techs. I thank both of you for pointing me in the right direction on this repair plus taking the time to email me personally was a blessing. Yes, the ac control head was the problem, the reason I couldn't figure it ...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L turn signals
we found an aftermarket alarm system tucked up under the dash & it had gotten a bit warm because one of the fuse holder wires had shorted out which was giving us our problem since the t/s are used for the alarm. Thanks for all the replies, I really do appreci...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.8L 1-3 shifts
Thanks to those who responded. I ended up removing the trans when my installer found a cut wire. looking deeper into it, it was the output speed sensor. i am suspecting my installing must of damaged the wire upon installing the trans. Thanks again.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Rear Crankshaft Seal VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Thanks to all who replied. Kenneth from Florida really explained the procedure well. Yes, it can be done without removing the oil pan by being very carefull. The seal can not be removed without removing the retainer as some suggested, because unlike most rear ...
2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L warning indicator VIN: 1GMDV33L06
It has been a couple of weeks now with no return or complaints so I'm going to call this a fix. When the lady returned to pick up the van, the owner of the car lot asked her exactly which warning came on the instrument display, oil pressure, oil change, oil l...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L No Start VIN: KL5JD86ZX6
General opinion was that there was an injector problem. I found a bulletin from suzuki that referenced a reflash for a hard start problem, possibly related to the fuel volatility. The car starts ok if the accelerator is not pressed when starting cold. The cust...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L speedometer VIN: YV1LS61T6Y
Obviously from all the responses I got, yes this can be replaced with a used unit and there are several rebuilders out there at a very resonable price. I gave the car lot their options, along with some addresses you guys gave me for the rebuilders and left th...
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Sending Unit VIN: YV1RH59265
Greeting's fellow member's... This vehicle became a real horror story, all because of my technician who is a great tech and guy. Unfortunatly he messed up this time.. What ended up happening was that during the process of replacing the fuel pump assy. he...
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